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NASA's Dawn gazes at Ceres' sunlit north pole

Ceres comes into sharper focus as the Dawn mission settles into an up-close study of the dwarf planet's craters and mysterious bright spots.

By April 17, 2015

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Search of 100,000 galaxies finds no sign of alien life

Researchers are finding no obvious signs of life after digging through thousands of galaxy images in search of advanced civilizations.

By April 16, 2015

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What fuels Saturn's superstorms? New theory explains 'great white spots'

They're massive, violent and full of lightning, and they only arrive every 20 to 30 years. What drives Saturn's storms may be the weight of water.

By April 14, 2015

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Dwarf planet Ceres reveals surface secrets in NASA color map

Dawn's first color map of Ceres shows the dwarf planet's mottled surface hints at a vibrant and active past.

By April 13, 2015

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Liquid water on Mars right under rover's nose?

We've known for some time that the Red Planet has frozen water and likely once hosted massive oceans, but it turns out Curiosity may not have to dig too deep to wet its whistle.

By April 14, 2015

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Active flows on Mars may be from seeping water

NASA scientists speculate seeping water may be causing some fascinating seasonal formations in the mountains of Mars.

By April 9, 2015

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Opportunity runs marathon on Mars, only takes 11 years

NASA's plucky old rover Opportunity reached a new milestone by topping a marathon distance on Mars.

By March 25, 2015

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8 possible explanations for those bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres

It's a real-life mystery cliffhanger. We've come up with a list of possible reasons a large crater on the biggest object in the asteroid belt looks lit up like a Christmas tree.

By March 4, 2015

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One of Saturn's moons might have warm enough water for life, research shows

Scientists think that particles found by the Cosmic Dust Analyzer on the Cassini spacecraft could hint at a watery world where life could thrive on Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons.

By March 11, 2015

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NASA's Dawn becomes first spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet

The Dawn space probe will take a much closer look at Ceres' mystery lights now that it is in orbit around the protoplanet.

By March 6, 2015